Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization

Current Projects


SH 351 Access Management

The proposed project would improve access management along SH 351 from I-20 to FM 2833 with medians and driveway modifications. TxDOT is also performing traffic signal studies as part of the planning. Proposed work also includes sidewalks, curbs and gutters, drainage improvements and shared use lanes. All work would take place within the existing right of way.

 

Roll out schematic of project

 

Power point presentation from the July 9th meeting

 

Click here for more information on this project.

 

 

Project Photos:

/ Loop 322 to Lytle Creek Loop 322 to Maple Lytle Creek All Frontage Roads

 

We at the MPO always welcome your input. You may reach us by telephone at (325) 437 - 9999, or come by the office 402 Cypress Suite 519, 8:00- 5:00 Monday Through Friday.

 

 

US 83/84 Bridge Replacement Over Old HWY 80

ABILENE – On Tuesday, May 26, TxDOT crews will begin work to replace the Business I-20/US 84 bridge over Old Highway 80 (Bankhead Highway). During this time, the bridge will be closed and all traffic detoured to FM 3438. Portable message boards and other signage announcing the detour will be in place to inform drivers of the alternate route.
TxDOT continually monitors roadway and bridge condition for rehabilitation or replacement needs. As projects were approved and prioritized, the agency determined that this bridge would be scheduled for replacement.
This $9M project was awarded to Sundt Construction, Inc., of San Antonio, and is estimated to be completed by early 2016.
Follow TxDOT Abilene at Twitter.com/TxDOTAbilene for real-time roadway conditions..

 

If you have a comment on this project you can fill out our E-mail form here.

 

Project Photos:

June 2, 2015
/ Loop 322 to Lytle Creek Loop 322 to Maple Lytle Creek All Frontage Roads

 

We at the MPO always welcome your input. You may reach us by telephone at (325) 437 - 9999, or come by the office 402 Cypress Suite 519, 8:00- 5:00 Monday Through Friday.

 

 

I-20 Frontage Road Project


This construction project will convert two-way frontage roads to one-way operation and relocate ramps on the north and south sides of I-20 from Pine Street to Loop 322. U-turns will be added at SH 351. Improvements include bike lanes and sidewalks. Work will take about 24 months to complete.

Safety Benefits:

Safety is the primary reason for this project. One-way frontage roads:
  • Reduce conflict points for traffic entering and exiting the freeway.
  • Provide smoother traffic flow on the frontage road.

The design is more consistent with what many drivers expect in an urbanized area. Some ramps will be converted from a “diamond” configuration to an “X” configuration to improve safety.
  • Studies show that frontage roads with diamond interchanges have higher crash rates than those without this configuration.
  • The “X” ramp reduces weaving as traffic moves from a high-speed roadway to a lower-speed roadway.
  • This configuration reduces congestion at intersections, and in turn, reduces pollution from idling vehicles.

Funding:

Estimated cost: $11.3 million
This project is partially funded with $3.6 million in the MPO’s allocation of Proposition 12 funding. In summer 2011, the Texas Legislature authorized TxDOT to go to contract on approximately $3 billion in general obligation bonds for highway improvements statewide. Texas voters approved these Proposition 12 bonds, which are backed by the state’s general revenue not by fuel tax revenues, in 2007. The Abilene MPO put their entire allocation toward this priority project. TxDOT is paying for the remainder through traditional funds. Prop 12 funding accelerated this project by several years.

Getting Around During Construction

Construction zones will be well marked with signs and other traffic control measures.
TxDOT will provide project updates to local media as work progresses.
Information will also be posted on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TxDOTABLPIO
See the project brochure for possible alternate routes.

For more information see the TIP.

Project Photos:


Project Updates:

November 1, 2013

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February 18, 2014

July 18, 2014


Frontage Road Conversion Projects


The Abilene MPO and the TxDOT Abilene District have combined their funding of the $2 billion allocated statewide to begin the process of converting the frontage roads in Abilene to one-way operation. In order to qualify for the funding, projects considered need to address needs in the areas of congestion, safety, maintenance, and connectivity.

The funding received for this project is:

District Discretionary: $4.15 million
Abilene MPO: $3.971 million
Total Formula Funding Allocation: $8.121 million

 

Contact: 

TxDOT Abilene District
4250 N. Clack
Abilene, Texas 79601
Phone: (325) 676-6800
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Project Photos:

83 Canyon Rock to 707 Loop 322 to Lytle Creek Loop 322 to Maple Lytle Creek All Frontage Roads

Project Updates:

February 18, 2014

April 10, 2014

July 18, 2014



South 1st Street


This project is funded under the TxDOT FY 2009 Transportation Enhancement Program.  The scope runs on South 1st street (BI 20-R) from Locust Street to Butternut Street  and includes new sidewalks with special pavement accents, ADA ramps, pedestrian lighting, and landscaping which will include crosswalks and a landscaped raised median for pedestrians.

The project cost is $877,094 with $701,675 from the Transportation Enhancement Program and $175,419 from the City of Abilene.

For more information see the TIP.

Project Photos:

East S 1st Sidewalk West S 1st South 1st Map

Project Updates:

February 18, 2014


April 10, 2014

 


July 18, 2014

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